Eyeing to make a comeback in the national capital through state polls, Congress Delhi Unit on Tuesday directed its Block and District President in Delhi to form a panel of 3 probable candidates from each assembly of which one should be a woman. Assembly Polls in Delhi is slated for February 2020.
DPCC Chief and Former Chief Minister Sheila Dixit directed all the office bearers at District and Block level to submit the name of probables by June 22. Including one woman in three names means that out of all the names that will come up, 33% will be women.
The Decision was taken at the High-level meeting of the Congress Delhi State that was chaired by DPCC President Sheila Dixit. The meeting was called on to discuss and chalk out the strategy for the upcoming Assembly Polls.
The Decision is seen as an attempt to reach out to women voters in the national capital for State Polls. The move comes days after AAP Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his plans to provide free rides to women in Delhi Metro and DTC Buses in Delhi.
Responding about the party’s move, Congress working President Rajesh Lilothia said it wants t to increase women participation while distributing Tickets, but winning factor will also be very important.
He added that the Congress government in Delhi earlier had made applicable 50 percent reservation to women nominees in the municipal corporation.
Reacting on Delhi Chief Minister announcement about free rides to women, Rajesh Lilothia called the move as an election stunt.
While Delhi Mahila Congress Chief Sharmistha Mukherjee expressed happiness over the move. ‘Great decision by
@SheilaDikshit ji 2 include 1 woman candidates name out of 3 from each constituency. Congress is committed to 33% Womens Reservation. Good policy decision within d party 2 start identifying women candidates & implement it from d very beginning of selection process’, she said in a tweet.
Great decision by @SheilaDikshit ji 2 include 1 woman candidates name out of 3 frm each constituency. Congress is committed to 33% Womens Reservation.Good policy decision within d party 2 start identifying women candidates & implement it from d very beginning of selection process https://t.co/sld8lrDA3C
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) June 11, 2019
In the meantime, DPCC Chief Sheila Dixit will meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday to discuss the issue of hike in the fixed price of the electricity.
In the recently held national polls, Congress faced a humiliating defeat in Delhi too and lost all 7 Lok Sabha Seats.